My Family & Other Animals

Friday, 14 February 2014

"Dance Little Sister..."

Hey Hey Hey Gentle Reader, how the devil are you? I am writing this at the end of a very unusual (because I have spent nearly the whole day dressed and wearing shoes!) and extremely pleasant day. I am on holiday for a couple of weeks and I had decided the Jo and I should do something for a change, we have kind of let our disabilities get the best of us lately and I just wanted to do something that would require me to put the onesie away for the day and wear 'going out stuff and everything!'.
We didn't do anything exciting, we just went to Pets At Home to get our oldest furbaby Georgia some anti-flea medicine because she has a flea allergy and is covered in little bald spots. She is dark grey and has short fur so it is not always easy to see when she is going bald but hopefully she will be starting to feel less 'itchy' from tonight! While we were there we treated her to a new litter tray, just how extravagant are we?
After that exciting little trip we then went to the Range for a top up on some crafting materials, Jo and I were both running low on the essentials so we bought some packs of coloured card stock and a few little embellies. To finish the day off, we went to The Pride of Lincoln for lunch. We both had a very pkeasant meal and a cuppa and then made our way home.
Now I am not a stupid man, I know that this may sound rather tedious to most people but when you spend so much time at home, any time spent in GenPop is a real treat. I struggle to stand for long these days, my legs may be meaty but the muscle is really weak and when they start to 'go' on me then I just have to go back to the car/house. As a consequence you start giving up on the outside world and home seems more and more comfortable. Still, things are taking a gentle turn for the better so that can only be good news eh!

On to today's news and there's a brand new release from Kenny K, meet Fabby Farah and Sassy Sadie of the Glam Gang. They are both available from Kenny K right now and there is also a new two week challenge over at the Kenny K Krafy Krew site. The theme is, as nalways, Anything Goes but the twist this time is Distressed. If you look really closely at the above pic you will see my distressing around the outside edge of the card but that's as far as it went as I really have no clue what to do when it comes to this particular technique. I have used a plain piece of card for the base, put through an embossing folder and punched with a Martha Stewart punch. I then used a couple of sheets of Basic Grey, flowers from my stash and a fantastic new Memory Box die (with the music notes on). I finished it off with a few gems and then the sentiment is cut out using Sizzix die strips. 
Hope you like it,
please don't forget to have a look at the Kenny K challenge,
love 'n hugs
Entered Into: Splendiferous Creations Challenge - Two or More Patterned Papers
Brown Sugar Challenge #81 - Use a Punch/Die-Cut
Craftitude Challenge #58  Anything Goes or Valentine's/Love
Delicious Doodles Challenge #75 - Ribbon or Bling
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #181 - Use Pearls
4 Krafty Girlz Challenge #11 - Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge - Girly Challenge


  1. Heaven above where do I start! What a fabulous funky card, Andy! Great papers, great embossing, great images, great colouring.... all pretty great really! Terrific design, just love it!
    Thank you for joining us at the MilkCoffee Challenge. Jane xx

  2. Just love your images, the paper and your sentiment is rockin. I adore how you where you put the pearls in your layout! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks, pearls challenge.

    Tamie DT

    Just want to let you know that I understand how hard it is to get out and about. Mine was from a car accident and after 4 months I struggle to walk as my muscles in my left leg just give up and start shaking so badly I can't walk. So props Andy for getting up and getting out! I am proud of got this a little here and there. It is the little things that make us smile. Hugs to you and Jo! Happy crafting!

  3. Great card love how you have used the two images - lovely cheerful colours to

  4. Lovely card thanks for joining us at brown sugar this week and good luck

  5. This is such a fabulous card Andy!!...Fullof colour & life.
    Beautifully coloured lasses dancing. And the pearls are gorgeous too.
    Thanks for playing along at 4 Crafty Chicks with us.
    Debi - Guest Designer @ 4CC

  6. What a stunning Kenny K card you have made. It fits our challenge this week well of “Ribbon and bling”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member) PS I know only too well what it's like to get out-and-about and do normal things for a change. I manage to work 15 hours a week but the rest of the time I am at home and only normally leave the house for appointments. Just cherish these little breaks away from the house.

  7. I can't even begin to tell you how magnificent this is! LOVE it! And that Memory Box die! Gah! Right on my wish list! Fabulous coloring and I love how you did the sentiment!


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